A FULL HOUSE FOR MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP

Once again, Morongo Valley citizens turned out in large numbers last night for the Community Services District’s second budget workshop. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report … Last night was the CSD’s second budget workshop. It picked up where the first one left off. And so with surgical precision,

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MARINE FOLLOWS SUSPECTED BURGLAR UNTIL DEPUTIES MAKE ARREST

A convicted burglar was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of trying to break into a Twentynine Palms home. According to a Sheriff’s report, an active-duty Marine saw a man, later identified as Daniel Weber, 35, trying to break in to his home in the 74700 block of Old Dale Road

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BODY FOUND LEANING ON A FENCE EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

A body was found leaning up on a fence in the desert east of Twentynine Palms Saturday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, 911 received a call about 11:45 a.m. from a man—who refused to give his name—that he found a dead body leaning up against a fence near Gold

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TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO SEVEN ENDANGERED CHILDREN

A routine traffic stop in Twentynine Palms led to an arrest of a woman for felony child neglect. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies stopped a vehicle about 8:30 Saturday evening near Hatch and Morongo Roads. A routine records check found that the driver, Arsenio Jones, 26, of Twentynine Palms,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS, HEARING ON NEW DEVELOPMENT CODE

The Twentynine Palms City Council will negotiate to buy 36 properties and then hold a public hearing on the city’s new development code tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the Council’s agenda… Tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council will start with a closed session at 5:15, in which

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER VANDALIZING CARS AT A JOSHUA TREE RESTAURANT

A Yucca Valley transient was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of vandalizing several cars at a Joshua Tree restaurant. According to a Sheriff’s report, employees of a restaurant in the 61700 block of 29 Palms Highway called about 3:15 p.m. Friday to report that a man, later identified as Dustin Mattis,

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TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER POUNDING ON WINDOWS

Two Riverside men were arrested Friday night, after several residents called to report a man was pounding on their windows in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received multiple calls of a man pounding on and breaking windows in the area of Mimosa and Sun Valley Drive starting

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JAMES WEBB CONVICTED IN HOME DEPOT RV STABBING MURDER

The man accused of the stabbing death of a man in his RV in the Home Depot parking lot in Yucca Valley nearly two years ago was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder Friday. James Webb, 36, killed John Rosin, 77, in the early morning hours of August 28,

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GARAGE FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

The county take-over of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department got off to a running start Sunday afternoon when a fire broke out at a garage in Twentynine Palms. County Battalion Chief Rick Denison was at the fire stations’ temporary home briefing Twentynine Palms firefighters on county procedures when a structure

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TWO FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOPS MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold two free home energy education workshops Monday, June 27. The workshops about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held at the Reach Out Yucca Valley office, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C, and at the Wonder Valley Community Center on

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FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE MORONGO BASIN

County Fire has stepped up enforcement of fireworks laws. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Possession of fireworks is illegal throughout Morongo Basin. This includes so called “safe and sane” fireworks, and any fireworks that explode, shoot in the air or move along the ground. With the threat of wildfire nearing

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COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP WINS STATE AWARD

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County was honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento Wednesday. The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County has been delivering critical programs and services to help the less fortunate

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR PETS IN THE HEAT

Hiking with a pet in Joshua Tree National Park can be dangerous. Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp with some pet rules in the park… Imagine hiking in the summer heat wearing a fur coat and hiking in bare feet. This scenario plays out all too often in Joshua Tree National

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TWO ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO MILITARY CHILDREN

Two organizations have teamed up to provide scholarships to children who have a parent who died during military service. The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund has awarded a $1 million grant to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. Fallen Patriots seeks to identify and provide assistance to the estimated 20,000 children

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ALL SURVIVE TWENTYNINE PALMS CAR CRASH

Everyone walked away without injuries in a car crash in Twentynine Palms Friday morning. According to Sherriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a Jaguar driven by a 17-year-old girl was driving east bound on highway 62 at about 10:20 a.m. when it made a left turn in front of a westbound BMW.

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of shots fired in Yucca Valley Thursday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7500 block of Palm Avenue about 2:20 p.m. for shots fired. The resident told deputies that her boyfriend became upset when she told him to

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MARINE CORPS TO DISCUSS SHARED USE AREA IN JOHNSON VALLEY

Representatives from the Marine Corps will host a public meeting today to discuss upcoming training in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. The meeting will be held at the Johnson Valley Community Center today from 10 a.m. to noon. Marine Corps representatives will discuss temporary land closures in the Johnson

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERS CHEER CAMP

Cheer Camp registration has begun in Twentynine Palms. Managing Editor Tammi Roleff tells you how… The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Cheer Camp. This fun-filled, team spirit camp will be instructed by Coach Tresa Oden and Twentynine Palms High School cheerleaders. Participants will

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO SHOW LOCALLY FILMED “JUDGE ROY BEAN” FILM

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is once again showing movies filmed locally. Managing editor Tami Roleff urges you not to miss this one starring Paul Newman… The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second movie of 2016 featuring locally filmed movies is “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.” Paul Newman

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER THREATENING TO KILL HIS WIFE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday, accused of threatening to kill his ex-wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, James “Wally” Fears, 55, was arguing with his ex-wife about paying rent for staying at the home they still shared in the 5400 block of Cahuilla Avenue about 3 p.m. The

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